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Re: [school-discuss] Some changes--part 5, SEUL/edu itself

On Saturday 17 January 2004 18:38, Doug Loss wrote:
> As most of you will have figured out, my previous messages were prologue
> for a major proposal.  You will have noticed that I'm calling for the
> end of the ISO project, the restart of the Linux in Education reports in
> a different form under the auspices of Schoolforge, the transfer of the
> case studies to Schoolforge, and the reorganization of the AppIndex into
> a front end for the Freshmeat dataset and also for its transfer to
> Schoolforge.

Since this is the wrap-up, I think I'll just reply to this one. :-D

All those changes sound good to me. I can't see any reason for it to be 

> What does this leave for SEUL/edu, you may wonder?  The answer is,
> nothing.  SEUL/edu was a noble effort and jump-started many of the Linux
> in education efforts we see around the world.  The creation of
> Schoolforge was in certain respects the culmination of what SEUL/edu was
> all about.  SEUL/edu has accomplished all the goals that could
> reasonably be expected of it.
> While all this was happening, SEUL itself was changing.  Initially, SEUL
> was a member organization working on aspects of getting Linux to the
> non-techie end-user.  As time went on, this role was taken on by many
> other organizations and SEUL moved to providing resources to many
> projects that shared its goal of simple, end-user Linux.  That's SEUL's
> raison d'etre today.
> SEUL/edu was the last of the "front-end" SEUL efforts.  The rest have
> either languished of been put to sleep.  It's time for SEUL/edu to
> follow them into history.
> If we can approve of my suggestions in the previous messages, SEUL/edu's
> reason for being is no more.  That's a good thing, I think--it means
> that more specific, more focused groups are doing the work SEUL/edu
> started, and doing it better.
> If there are no major reasons for not doing so, I propose we add all
> members of the seul-edu mailing list who aren't already on it to the
> schoolforge-discuss mailing list, transfer the case studies and AppIndex
> databases to Schoolforge, and officially shut down SEUL/edu.  Let's face
> it, except for discussions that probably should have been on
> schoolforge-discuss anyway, SEUL/edu has been moribund for a while now.

Now to jump-start Schoolforge, aye? I have noticed a number of edu communities
that have spurred, none of which seem to have any cooperation between one 

> For better or worse, I'm not going away.  I'll be active on Schoolforge,
> at least as much so as in the recent past and probably moreso.  I think
> this is the right thing to do, folks.

Doug, thanks. ;-)

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